OMAHA (KPTM) Police are charging Nikko Jenkins in four recent homicides in Omaha. He is being charged with four counts of murder, four counts of being a felon in possession and four counts of use of a firearm. He already faces charges for terroristic threats.
Thursday afternoon a judge denied bond for Jenkins.
Police said he killed Andrea Kruger near 168th and Fort on August 21st. The two did not know each other and that her killing was random. Police are also tying him to Curtis Bradford's death. Bradford was killed near 18th and Curtis on August 19th. Police said the two knew each other and attended the same party the night before Bradford was killed. Police are also tying Jenkins to two deaths in South Omaha. Juan Uribe Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz were found dead in a car parked at Spring Lake Park on August 11th.
The U.S. Marhshals Service, the Omaha FBI and several other local law enforcement agencies helped Omaha Police and Douglas County deputies investigate Jenkins.
Jenkins was questioned in the recent murders last Friday after being arrested lastThursday for terroristic threats. A woman told police that Jenkins threatened to kill her family
Police said Jenkins was released from prison on July 30th. He was serving a nine year robbery sentence. He was also convicted on weapons charges. According to a police report he carjacked a woman at gunpoint back in 2002. The report indicates that the woman was at a store near 24th and Redick and was walking back to her car when Jenkins forced her into the car. Police said he held a shot gun to her head and made her drive off. Police said he made her get out of the car at 22nd and Grand avenue.
Officials then questioned him in Kruger's death. Kruger was found dead in the street near 168th and Fort last week. Kruger was driving home from work at the time. Her car was later found near 43rd and Charles. Police said someone tried to set it on fire.
Police said they have been tracking Jenkins since he was released from prison due to his violent past. Police said they also got tips through Crime Stoppers.
Deputies said they are also looking into who may have helped Jenkins since he has been out of prison. They said they have gotten tips that accessories may have been involved. Jenkins mother and two sisters were arrested along with Christine Bordeaux and Anthony Wells. Court documents indicated that Bordeaux bought ammunition at a sporting goods store. It is a federal crime since she is a felon. Police said Wells gave Jenkins a gun, but haven't said if it was the one used in the murders.
When asked about concerns over violent offenders being released from prison early, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said he will look into whether Jenkins should have been released in the first place. He also said the death penalty will be investigated. According to the Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services, Jenkins was sentenced to 18 to 21 years in prison. He was released from prison after nine years and was eligible for parole in August 2010.